Hurricane Sandy and Office Update #3

Photo Credit: Lawrence Lewitinn via Business Insider

Good News:

Our building is undamaged, secure and safe for occupancy. We are very fortunate to be one of the only buildings in our area to have full electric – as you can see from Lawrence Lewitinn’s photo taken in the neighborhood Tuesday morning.

The office will re-open on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

There will be reduced staff due to the difficulties of getting people to the office with the very limited bus service and lack of subway/train service. This will be the case for the next few weeks as transportation services are restored.

A very important note: There is currently no USPS or courier services delivering or picking up in New York City.

We will continue to make every effort to ensure services are uninterrupted during these unique circumstances.

Kind regards,
The Team at VH Int’l Business Solutions

Helpful links:

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How can a Manhattan Virtual Office help you?

Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

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Wondering if a Virtual Office Can Help You?

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In today’s business environment, you no longer need to lay out thousands in unnecessary start-up capital to rent a traditional office. A staffed physical virtual office may be just the solution for you!

Ask yourself this: Do you aspire to have a business presence in prestigious area? Perhaps you’re an accountant or an artist, a writer, lawyer, architect or engineer.

It doesn’t really matter what you do, everyone knows that a Manhattan business address in a professional office building conveys an image of respect, an image of success! You can be running your business from anywhere: London, Louisville, Lima, Los Angeles or Lisbon – doesn’t matter, because with a virtual office service you don’t necessarily need to be physically located in Manhattan to have a New York City office.

Our virtual office service offers you a physical office address to display on your website, business cards – use it as you would use any address. You can receive orders, documents, mail, client correspondence, payments, and any documents requiring a signature at our office. We can then forward your mail onto wherever you are in the world!

Wondering how a virtual office can work for your company? Here’s an actual example of a virtual office case study did on Sela, a graphic artist from Jackson, Mississippi. The services Sela utilized from VH International Business Solutions were a New York virtual office business address, NYS company Formation, mail handling, and New York Registered Agent service.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Sela, an only child from a single parent home, moved to Long Island City while attending a famous NYC design school. It broke her heart to leave her mother alone, but they both knew it was for the best.

After obtaining her degree, Sela was immediately hired as a graphic artist at a local Silicon Alley company. After a few years, she was heading up the same department with a promising future with the company. However, her Silicon Alley employer was not doing well in the current economic climate and the company was heading towards closing their New York location. They offered certain employees the opportunity to relocate to their headquarters in San Francisco – Sela was on board.

Unfortunately, right before her big move to San Francisco, tragedy struck. Her Mother, out for a leisurely evening walk, was struck by a car; Sela left New York immediately. Her mother had a compound fracture in her right leg and it was going to take a long time to heal. Sela, a self-professed “Momma’s Girl”, knew that she was going to be in Jackson for quite some time. Sela’s employer gave her her remaining vacation and banked days. In the meantime, she started to wrap-up her New York life from a distance.

Her employer did not want to loose her – Sela was way too talented. They worked out a deal where they would hire Sela as a freelance graphic designer, Sela agreed. She would be able to work from a distance without a problem. She always wanted to start her own firm, needed to take care of her mother, and saw this as her golden opportunity to be her own boss!

Sela searched online for a way to make her situation work. She realized that forming her company and renting a business address with mail forwarding would work perfectly for her. During her searches she found VH International Business Solutions’ office perfectly situated just a few blocks from her former Silicon Alley office – She loved the neighborhood!

Sela hired VH International Business Solutions to establish her New York business presence. She formed her LLC in New York, opened her virtual office, and selected VH International Business Solutions as her Registered Agent.

During the transition period from New York to Mississippi, Sela flew back and forth several times to vacate her apartment and put her furniture and belongings up for sale on Craigslist – with the help of friends. Sela had her mail from her Long Island City home forwarded to VH International Business Solutions office in Manhattan. We would then forward her personal mail, along with any business mail to her mother’s home in Jackson.

Within a month from her mother’s accident, Sela was back in Mississippi, full-time, tending to her mother’s every need. While her Silicon Alley former employer continued referring her with new freelance jobs, Sela worked on growing her own client base to supplement her income. She found it simple and convenient to work from Mississippi with a New York business presence.

Thankfully Sela’s mother’s recovery time was better than expected. Even though her business was growing every day, Sela wasn’t about to leave home anytime soon. She was going to stay home, close to her “Momma” and let VH International Business Solutions run her New York business presence for her.

We are proud to still call Sela one of our valued clients – and congratulate her success.

Sela’s story is just one example of how a virtual office can work for a freelance business. How can VH International Business Solutions help you?

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How can a Manhattan Virtual Office help you?

Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

Manhattan Virtual Office.com
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice

What Can I Acquire with a NY Virtual Office?

With a virtual office you can instantly acquire:

– A high-profile business address
– Dedicated local phone and fax numbers
– Mail receipt and forwarding services allow you to use your new address while working from anywhere in the World
– Private onsite work and meeting space

Open your virtual office today!

Click here to chat with a Virtual Office Expert

How can a Manhattan Virtual Office help you?

Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

Manhattan Virtual Office.com
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice

Hurricane Sandy and Office Update #2

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Hurricane Sandy and a hybrid superstorm are quickly approaching the City.

Several essential services are suspended, including:

  • NYC MTA Subways
  • MTA Bus Service
  • Commuter railroad service (LIRR)
  • Ferry Service
  • NJ Transit
  • PATH Service
  • Most Amtrak Service in Northeast
  • All Airports

Currently, there is no estimated time for service restoration. It is believed that mass transit will remain suspended until 12 hours after the end of the storm, which is likely to be Wednesday.

Due to the lack of transportation, and for the safety of employees, our building is not providing efficiency services and has shut down elevator service.

Our administrative offices remain closed. We request that you email us -customerservice@myNYCoffice.com- if you require any assistance.

Please keep in mind that the City has warned all residents and businesses that power outages – for an extended length of time – may be possible.

We will make every effort to ensure services do not get disrupted during these unique circumstances – and if they do, make every effort to have services return to normal in an as humanly realistic time frame as possible.

Kind regards,
The Team at VH Int’l Business Solutions

Helpful storm related links:

Click here to chat with a Virtual Office Expert

How can a Manhattan Virtual Office help you?

Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

Manhattan Virtual Office.com
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice

Hurricane Sandy and Office Update #1

Photo: noaa.gov

Hurricane Sandy and a hybrid superstorm is scheduled for the storm center to make landfall just south of New York City.

In preparation, several essential services will begin shutting down on Sunday, October 28, including:

  • NYC MTA Subways
  • MTA Bus Service
  • Commuter railroad service (LIRR)
  • Ferry Service
  • NJ Transit
  • PATH Service
  • Amtrak Monday Service in Northeast

Currently, there is no estimated time for service restoration. It is believed that mass transit will remain suspended until 12 hours after the end of the storm, which is likely to be Wednesday.

Due to the lack of transportation, and for the safety of employees, our building will not be providing efficiency services and anticipates shutting down elevator service.

Our administrative offices will be closed. We request that you email us  -customerservice@myNYCoffice.com-  if you require any assistance.

Please keep in mind that the City has warned all residents and businesses that power outages – for an extended length of time – may be possible.

We will make every effort to ensure services do not get disrupted during these unique circumstances – and if they do, make every effort to have services return to normal in an as humanly realistic time frame as possible.

Kind regards,
The Team at VH Int’l Business Solutions

Helpful storm related links:

Click here to chat with a Virtual Office Expert

How can a Manhattan Virtual Office help you?

Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

Manhattan Virtual Office.com
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice